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I just got an old rifle, the only thing on it is the year, 1917.

After alittle research I think its a Mosin Nagant, the M38.

I dont know much about older guns like this, and this one doesnt look exactly the same as the ones Ive seen before. Any one help me identify it?

I tried to get a photo up here, but Im not sure how to compress it, maybe email?
 

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Well, it is doubtful that you have a Model of 1938 made in 1917, unless there was a DeLorean with flux capacitor hanging around somewhere. Go over to surplusrifle.com- they have good illustrations of SEVERAL milsurp rifles.
 

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Worth a 1,000 words

How about a picture of the mystery gun? Without them, it's like asking Stevie Wonder to describe the sunset :D

I have a M1917 Remington 30.06 (sometimes refered to as an American Enfield) and you would see the name Remington, Winchester, or Eddystone on top of the receiver along with a serial #. There would also be barrel markings and various other markings.
 

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Spike- looks like the wood has been modified, and front dog-collar slot eliminated. And I can't see the muzzle of your rifle. Here is a link to some images of the more common M-Ns. Most common short versions aer the M38 and M44- but there are others. There is also a Moisin Nagant forum out there. Collecting and Shooting the Mosin-Nagant 7.62 Carbines - HISTORY
 

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If it is a model 1891 it could have been made in the country. Rem. and Win. made over 1,500,00 between 1915 and 1917. From what I can see in your picture it looks like a 38 or a 41, but I am no expert. I built a .410 slug gun on a 41 action, but here in Ohio they won`t let me load my own into sold brass cases, :( if they would it would be about the samething a the .405 Win. Teddy Roseavelt favorit round.
 

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I happen to be restoring a Mosin Nagant m38 right now. Chances are if its a carbine its either an m38 or a m44,there's 101 sites to help you identify your rifle. Try:Mosin Nagant.net, I myself own two M38's and I find them to be fine little rifles.I scoped one of them with a Eurolux 4x21 and on a good day I can shoot 3" groupings at 150yds.
 

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04-29-2009? I don't think he's around to respond to your pic request.
 

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I just got an old rifle, the only thing on it is the year, 1917.

After alittle research I think its a Mosin Nagant, the M38.

I dont know much about older guns like this, and this one doesnt look exactly the same as the ones Ive seen before. Any one help me identify it?

I tried to get a photo up here, but Im not sure how to compress it, maybe email?
I have both first gen hex receivered and second gen round receivered mosin's. Mine are blessed as they havenot been fired save the factory test rounds. I have restored both and know them well. Post a picture, it's easy to do, go to your account tab, click it then edit picture. Glad to help you!
 

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It has a 31/90 rear sight. The older models have a stair step rear sight. The 31/90 was the first to have a smooth rear sight ramp. It's also missing the rear stock band and retainer, both are needed.
 
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